So that railroad museum? I can't believe we've never made the effort to go before! It takes an hour to get there, but it was well worth it! Especially for the boy who used to spend hours watching Thomas, then hours watching train documentaries and has multiple train sets, loves the model train shows, etc. Good. Stuff.
Outside they have a bunch of engines/cars* that you can check out/climb on.
Seriously, they climbed all over these things (a breakdown train!).
Oh, yeah, and this boy was wearing his birthday shirt. I stenciled a shield shape (going with the Knight theme kinda) and decided on Roman numerals for the '9'. I was worried if I put a regular 9 on it he might not wear it next year, and I'll bet it still fits!
Anyway, I kinda dig how it turned out...
We got to go inside a couple of cars, like this mail car (with a hook for picking up the bags! My kids didn't know what that was, but I did - cartoons?). I loved all the sorting bins and cubbies. We also saw a hospital car (which included an amputation saw...).
Did I mention you could climb all over these things?
We all had a ton of fun (and these are just the outside photos! We went inside the actual museum, too and it was way cool) and really made this kid's day.
Happy Birthday part Two to the Birthday King!
*A silly pet peeve of mine is when people call engines 'trains'. Engines PULL trains. Trains are made up of cars/coaches. 'Thomas the Train' isn't his real name either, I don't know who started that - it's 'Thomas the Tank Engine' (hasn't everyone heard the theme song?). Silly, right? That's what I get for watching/overhearing years and years of train dvd's...